For The Love Of Milky Bars: Make Quality Choices

How many times have you said “I can’t do X, because Y won’t allow me to”? X could be absolutely anything, like volunteer, start a part-time business, take 3 weeks leave off at once, ask for the salary increase you really want, negotiate on the terms you’d rather than the other parties etc. Y could be absolutely anything, like time, money, … [Read more...]

The Nofocusitis Epidemic

To about 50 savvy women at an event, I asked 4 questions: "How many of you are great starters at projects?" Almost all the hands went up. "How many of you are great at maintaining projects?" About 30 per cent of hands went back up. "And how many of you are great at finishing projects?" Only 4 hands went up. "And when you think about … [Read more...]

Nails: Nothing has meaning except that which you give it

About three years ago, in front of about 200 people, I was lucky to receive two of the best gifts from one of the most influential teachers I have ever learnt from - Alice Haemmerle. The intangible gift was a technique I use with my clients. The tangible gift was a set of nice fingernails. Sure, I had nails, but I bit them. Short. Really short. … [Read more...]

Time Management: Developing Daily Direction At Work

  I speak to loads of people who tell me they don’t have enough time for stuff, ie time to do what they need at work, time to do what they want at home, time to focus, time chewed up in meetings, time for their families, their friends or themselves.  Sometimes I suffer too. Yes! Really! What I’ve noticed is this cry for help is generally … [Read more...]

Netconnecting – Better Networking

OK OK OK. I’ll disclose and admit from the outset: I enjoy networking. I like connecting with other people and finding out who they are and what makes them tick.  I like interacting with real life 3D characters, that perhaps I may have only read about or watched on the telly. I like learning about and from them. Though I appreciate at times … [Read more...]